Finding Solutions For Procrastination A.S.A.P.
Procrastination is buying time to delay something that has to be done. There are three elements involved in procrastination: the task to be done, the person to do the task, and time.
Of the three, time is the major element referring to the importance and urgency of the task to be done.
Important concerns rouse your interest. When you are interested on a subject, you cannot wait to act on it. You cannot take it off your mind. Even if you are doing other things (like taking a shower, driving a car, working out on the gym, etc.), you cannot seem to get it off your mind. You do not stop until you have acted on the subject, acquired the results, and are satisfied with the outcome. Obviously, important and interesting concerns are not candidates for procrastination.
So what do you procrastinate on? These include the tasks you are not interested in, but are compelled to act upon. If you are uninterested on a task, you tend to delay working on it. The task may or may not necessarily be important to you.
Definitely, you procrastinate doing tasks that you truly dislike doing. In such case, wouldn’t it be more reasonable to delegate the job instead of personally attending to it? Sounds logical, isn’t it? Doing so immediately takes the task off the ‘To Do’ list.
If you cannot delegate a task to somebody else (say going to the dentist), still there is no reason to procrastinate. Seek out the benefits that you will get out of completing the task. This makes it easy for you to decide to act on it and not delay it further.
Typically, a lengthy ‘To Do’ list makes an individual more prone to procrastination. This also results to a mixture of slight guilt and low spirit. On the other hand, a shrinking ‘To Do’ list can make you feel light, enthusiastic, and high in spirit. Knowing this, is procrastinating justified?
Try these thoughts to stimulate your go-get-it-done attitude:
Keep a conscious effort to minimize the list of things you have to do. Whenever possible, integrate pending things to your daily chores. This way, you do not have to get out of your way just to finish things that are on your waiting list.
You have yet to hear someone comment anything good or beneficial about procrastinating. If there is a person who will say anything favorable about procrastination, it’s Mr. Procrastination himself.